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About: Benjamin Welton

Benjamin Welton is a freelance journalist and author who has an M.A. from the University of Vermont. His work has previously appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Imaginative Conservative, and The Airship Daily. He is primarily self-taught in Classics.

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Give Me My Eagles Back, Give Me My Regiments Back Again!

By Benjamin Welton, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The great British novelist, poet, and World War I veteran Robert Graves created one of the most agonizing scenes in fiction when, in his 1934 novel I, Claudius, he portrays a grieving Emperor Augustus crying to the ghost of his general Publius Quinctilius Varus: “Varus, Varus / Give

Assyria: Land of Demons

By Benjamin Welton There is a story (most likely untrue) that begins with a team of European archaeologists overseeing a dig in northern Iraq. They are somewhere near Mosul, the current stronghold of the Sunni extremist group ISIS in Iraq. They have come to this part of the world in order to excavate relics from

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